As fake stories are flooding the Bulgarian internet, local journalists are responding by debunking lies and tracing the sources of misinformation. They are bracing up for a tough battle.
It may be a long struggle against the odds, but some independent media and civic activists in the Balkans are determined to counter the tide of fake news and disinformation flooding the region.
The main recommendations from the comparative analysis of the Programming Councils of the public service broadcasters of Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia.
EAVI – Media Literacy for Citizenship is committed to serve public interest in the fields of media in Europe and to promote media literacy world-wide.
A new report “Back to the Drawing Board: Crafting the Ideal Journalism Education Curricula for South East Europe”, published in November 2017, analysed the current state of journalistic education in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Fake news and misuse of information in the media were the main topics of the Media Meets Literacy conference held on 20-21 September in Sarajevo. The participants discussed how to foster media literacy among citizens of different backgrounds, as well as the role of social media in the contemporary media environment.
The Independent Journalism Center (IJC) has given awards to several young journalists for their investigations focused on Russian propaganda.
One of the aims of the workshop Stop the Hate organised by the Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans (MDI) and the National Youth Council of Serbia in Belgrade on 26 – 28 July was to deconstruct stereotypes held by the youth, but also to highlight importance of tackling hate speech and discriminatory language.
Evens Foundation and Mediacentar Sarajevo invite you to register for the international conference “Media Meets Literacy”, which will be held in Sarajevo, September 21-22.